Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

October 18, 2013

Kenneth Wright Shanklin

VALDOSTA — Kenneth Wright Shanklin, 83, of Valdosta died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2013 at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman after a lengthy illness. He was born on May 25, 1930 in Elkton, Ky. to the late Linsey and Olen Nickerson Shanklin and had lived in Valdosta for eight years. Mr. Shanklin was a member of Pleasant Way Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Miller Shanklin of Valdosta; daughter, Bonnie Sue Shanklin of Valdosta; son, David Shanklin of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter, Judy Ann Oliver of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren; five sisters, Nadine Ellis, Martha Bell Williams, Mary Ann Roberts, Sue Duckett and Carolyn Wyatt; three brothers, Gene Shanklin, Joe Shanklin and Jesse Shanklin.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Watson officiating. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home

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